Category Archives: Education

How (not so much, What) do we know?

Ya know? Today, isolating what we can know from mere noise is becoming the essential art of the educated: the skill, amid our convoluted and cacophonous digital-global conversation, to resolve for ourselves what so many gatekeepers of truth once resolved … Continue reading

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Shoeless in the Creek

Recently I posted an article about the “One Day Without Shoes” surprise assembly and program at Mill Creek. Here’s a follow-up quote from Principal Antcliff. “At some point during the day, it became uncomfortable, and our feet certainly got dirty, … Continue reading

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Wursting away

Taste of Germany There is a rich history of German settlers in northern Michigan. Still today, according to the census data, almost 30% of Elk Rapids residents are of German descent. Elk Rapids Schools will be celebrating this heritage with … Continue reading

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Controversy about online learning

Trickling down to K-12 Nationwide, an estimated 1.03 million students at the K-12 level took an online course in 2007-8, up 47 percent from two years earlier, according to the Sloan Consortium, an advocacy group for online education. About 200,000 … Continue reading

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Meine Damen und Herren…

Achtung! Don’t be a bratwurst. Instead, remember to attend the “Taste of Germany” dinner extravaganza (Schnitzelfest) at Cherryland Middle School, April 15, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Benefits the International Baccalaureate (IB) program. More info…

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Mill Creek students and staff have dirty feet

Participated in “One Day Without Shoes” event This morning at Mill Creek, students and staff met in the gym and did the following: talked about people in developing countries and the fact that many children grow up barefoot watched the … Continue reading

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Renaissance Man

Karin Beery profiles Luke Johnson in the online version of Elk Rapids Progress. Making Progress!

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